AANAC was created from the African American Women's Initiative started by Susan G. Komen for the Cure in response to statistics that show African Americans to have the highest breast cancer mortality rate of any ethnic group.
The council works with Komen for the Cure to address issues related to breast cancer in the African American community, promoting positive breast health and helping to decrease mortality rates of breast cancer in African American women. AANAC offers guidance to Komen staff and Komen Affiliates in the areas of grants, education, communications and public policy.
Council Chairperson: Cassandra Simon, Ph.D., MSW
Council Members: Mary E. Clark, M. Ed.Claudia M. Hardy, MPATeresa Hyman, M.A.Monica E. Peek, MD, MPHMarva Mizell Price, DrPH, RN, FAANDianne Townsend, M.S.Elizabeth Ann Williams, Ph.D.